Barry Island to host Armed Forces Day Parade and Festival 2018

A marching parade will mark the start of this year’s Armed Forces Day, to support the Armed Forces community of the past, present, and future.

On Saturday 9 June, people from all over the county are invited to the fun- day event supported by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, which includes the opportunity to meet serving personnel and veterans.

The parade will start at 11am, and will see members of RAF St Athan Band and City of Newport Pipes and Drums, Royal British Legion Band Llanelli with MOD St Athan, HMS Cambria, 203 Field Hospital Volunteers, 614 Squadron, Cadet Associations, Veterans, Royal British Legion Riders Branch, Merchant Navy and the Royal Air Forces Association march on the island.

Military displays and vehicles including Royal Marine Unarmed Combat Teams, TS Cadet Gun Running, Military Preparation Training College, Military Climbing Wall and the Royal Navy Sea King Helicopter will take place.

Barry’s Male Voice Choir and Tenovus Ladies Choir will also perform on the day.

Stalls will be hosted by military charities and community groups who will provide support services to the armed forces community. There will also be a food and drink area with pop up restaurants.

Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr John Thomas, said: “We are very proud to host Armed Forces Day Parade and Festival 2018, as it is important that we remember and support the Armed Forces community, past, present, and future.

“The organisers have worked hard to create this event, and I hope as many people as possible can attend and enjoy the day.”

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